*Experts worry that President Trump is hurting recovery efforts.
*From the New York Times
Experts worry that President Trump is hurting recovery efforts. Although top officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Bill Barr, said they believed that Russia had directed the breach, Mr. Trump played down Moscow’s likely role and suggested China as an alternate suspect. And White House officials were reportedly ordered not to release a statement calling Russia “the main actor” in the attack, The Associated Press reported.
|“Some security experts fear the president’s position will transform what should be a unified government response to a hostile act by a foreign power into yet another personal loyalty test,” according to Ina Fried and Scott Rosenberg of Axios.|